County and Department of Natural Resources crews are battling a blaze outside Sky Meadows and Briskey Canyon. Lieutenant Maria Agnew with Chelan County Emergency Management said the fire started early in the afternoon from a private party burn pile that got out of control and moved westward. As of Sunday evening, 3 DNR helicopters were working the blaze as well as up to 50 people digging fire line on hand crews.
16 homes in the Sky Meadows area and 12 homes on the south side of Briskey Canyon were given Level two evacuation notices, as well as 15 on the north side of Briskey who were given the least serious, level one evacuation notices.
While winds up to 20 miles an hour fanned flames at times today, Agnew said she hopes the winds will die down as the temperature plummets tonight, giving fire crews time and conditions to wrestle the upper hand from mother nature.
We’ll have more on the fire during the KOHO Morning Show, from six until nine tomorrow, right here on KOHO 101.1.